Friday, June 30, 2017

Finally got it done and sent on it's way to Elizabeth yesterday!!!   Hope you like it!!!!  Cant wait to see all the others!!!!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Quilt arrived in New Zealand

I received my beautiful little quilt from Allison earlier this week. Thanks to everyone who worked on it! Can't wait to see the big reveal.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

the clock is ticking...

 Finished quilts are supposed to be mailed by June 30 -- that's Friday!  If you know you're going to be late, please let me know NOW.

And the usual reminders -- please send me a photo of the finished quilt before you mail it; please let me know when you mail the quilt and when you receive your own quilt.

Thanks! We're almost there...


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mailing - Traceyann

Hi Traceyann - just to say I am mailing your finished quilt off tomorrow (barring catastrophes) - hopefully it won't take too long to get to you. Apologies for bringing it right down to the wire...

Arrived-Shannon C.

My beautiful mini arrived today.  Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on it, it's super fun!

Monday, June 26, 2017

It arrived!

received quilt from Terry today.  To those of you who worked on it- it is really pretty.  I absolutely love the colors and there is some really intricate piecing.  Lovely, lvely, and now I have to decide where to display it!

Saturday, June 24, 2017


I got my box and opened it. My finished quilt! Yay! It is marvelous. I love how each person had added something wonderful.

Thank you, Elizabeth. The embroidery and little bird were a lovely idea.

Thank you, Julie. The arrow blocks were fun and the fabric perfectly complements the rest of the quilt.

Thank you, Glen. Your quilting was just perfect in matching the type of quilt it was.

All of you are something to be admired and thank you for making my block a grand quilt.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dear S from NH

It arrived! Oh wow!!! I ripped open the envelope like a child on Christmas morning. Some extremely talented people worked on my quilt. The top is fantastic! S interpreted the blocks and gave everything a whole new concept with her quilting. I can't say enough about how much I LOVE this quilt. Perfect!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy Spurs Me To Visit Post Office

i figure, there's no reason for Terri's quilt to flood this year while at my house.  Right?

Can you believe this TS heading toward us? my house is JUST barely rebuilt.....

Baton Rouge, LA


Finally got a chance to quilt the piece I have here, this weekend. I haven't yet stitched the binding to the back, but that's a project for the next few days. If only we weren't having a heat wave, I think I'd be more inspired (I appreciate that some of you might not think that 32C is that hot, but Brits don't cope well with temps like that - especially when you consider there's no aircon most places...).  Anyway, I will definitely be mailing to Traceyann before the deadline, but it's going to be right down to the wire. At least my own piece hasn't arrived here yet, so I don't have to stare at it guiltily, thinking I should have been more prompt with my own work!

On the plus side, I do think it's a lovely piece and it came out well...

Monday, June 19, 2017

On the way to New Zealand

It is done and headed your way Laurina. I got it sent out last Friday, and they said it should be there within 2 weeks.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

If there's no photo, did it really happen?

My husband and I are on vacation in Ontario (Canada) and it just so happened that we were in Toronto that weekend that Quilt Canada was happening -- that's Canada's biggest show each year. I swear I didn't plan it that way...

Anyway, I was able to enjoy the show AND have a meet-up with three Robineers: Sandra, Anne, and Traceyann.  Sandra has been a part of this group for years -- maybe from the beginning? -- and she corralled the others this year. They all live right in the area and it was great fun to meet the people behind the quilts!  The only trouble is, when I got back to my place I realized none of us had thought to take a picture.

The show itself was also great -- enough modern/contemporary work to keep me happy, and some really beautiful pieces.

Quilt-Con is in California again next year; if any of you are planning to go, we can have our own Cotton Robin get-together.  Keep in touch!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Whew! Finally.......

It is finished!  I need to get a few hours of breathing room to get the piece off to Terri.  I so want to keep this one.....but then I always say that when I have to mail them all off.  I kinda think you should just make them all and just send them to me.....

Monday, June 12, 2017

Quilt on its way home to Allison

I dropped the quilt off at the post office on Saturday, so it is winging its way from New Zealand back home to Allison. Cannot wait to see mine come home and looking forward to the big reveal.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Getting there

The Piece needs to be bound and then it will be off!

I have to thank everyone who worked on the piece.  It came to me square and perfect.  It is not always easy to keep a small piece with many workers so flat and wonderful!


Friday, June 9, 2017


As we near the end of the Robin... please remember to let me know when you mail your finished quilt (and email and photo to me) and let me know when you receive your own quilt.

Everyone is a little nervous when these things go in the mail -- will they arrive safely? -- so I really like to keep track.  



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dear Christa,

When you return home there should be a manila package waiting for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as three of the Robineers enjoyed working on it. (It's obvious that we were having fun.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

received my mini!

I did receive my mini on Monday!
Thanks to all those who worked on it!!!

Have finished the quilting on the one I am working on.
Now to bind it!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

It Arrived!!!

My little finished quilt arrived home!!!!  And I love it!!!! Thank you everyone,  especially Christa for the Great surprises!!  Very thoughtful and much appreciated!!!  Now to finish the one I have so I can get it home, too!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017


hopefully you have received your finished quilt by now.  If not it should be there any day.  Let us know.  Di